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Translation of "stretch" - English-Spanish dictionary

stretch

verb /stretʃ/
to make or become longer or wider especially by pulling or by being pulled estirar, extender She stretched the piece of elastic to its fullest extent His scarf was so long that it could stretch right across the room This material stretches The dog yawned and stretched (itself) He stretched (his arm/hand) up as far as he could, but still could not reach the shelf Ask someone to pass you the jam instead of stretching across the table for it. (of land etc) to extend extenderse The plain stretched ahead of them for miles. stretcher noun a light folding bed with handles for carrying the sick or wounded camilla The injured man was carried to the ambulance on a stretcher. stretchy adjective ( comparative stretchier, superlative stretchiest) (of materials etc) able to stretch elástico a stretchy bathing costume. at a stretch continuously de un tirón, sin parar He can’t work for more than three hours at a stretch. be at full stretch to be using all one’s powers, energy etc to the limit in doing something darlo todo The restaurant staff were at full stretch trying to serve the flood of customers. stretch one’s legs to go for a walk for the sake of exercise estirar las piernas I need to stretch my legs. stretch out phrasal verb in moving the body, to straighten or extend estirarse, tumbarse She stretched out a hand for the child to hold He stretched (himself) out on the bed.
(Definition of stretch from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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